Summer is scheduled to come back to New York City, which mean sunshine, warm weather and blue sky are on their way. So we’re thinking beach, Rockaway Beach.
It’s always great to fire up your beach day with a Piña Colada float from Connolly’s and open your taste buds with a few lobster sliders from The Lobster Joint. The other great option is Ripper’s renowned Cheeseburger and Cheese Fries in combination with a cold Narragansett and good ol’ Punk Rock and 90’s Hip Hop in the background.
Either options will get you well set for deep reflection and enlightenment on the beach, with refreshing dips in wavy water. Repeat until sunset.
Once inner peacefulness has reached its climax, wrap it up and head to Tacoway Beach, a little food shack, located in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club 's backyard. The waiting line is ridiculously insane, indeed. But their fish tacos and Elotes are worth the wait. And you can always get a couple of pickleback, made with their famous homemade pickle brine, while waiting in line.
Note: While respecting the hustle out there, I strongly invite you to ditch the Nutcrackers degustation on the beach. As they say, this s*** will knock you out, and they are correct, it does.
155 Cross Bay Pkwy. Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
The Lobster Joint
97 Beach St. Rockaway Beach. NY 11694
8601 Shore Front Pkwy. Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
302 Beach 87th St. Rockaway Beach, NY 11693